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Controversial Books

This page shows your 100 most controversial books, as measured by the standard deviation of members star ratings. (This is also the source of the Zeitgeist category "25 Books People Can't Agree on.") To be included, a book must have been rated at least 20 times. Work titles are given.

Standard
Deviation
RatingTitle
1.3314.12Kit: An American Girl, 1934 by Valerie Tripp
1.3233.79Cat Raise the Dead by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
1.2323.54Cold Streets by P. N. Elrod
1.2173.21Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go (Circles of Heck) by Dale E. Basye
1.2163.68Lady Crymsyn by P. N. Elrod
1.2083.82Aliens Ate My Homework by Bruce Coville
1.2053.23Witch and Wizard by James Patterson
1.2043.29Day of the Dead by J. A. Jance
1.1863.53Something in the Water by Charlotte MacLeod
1.1793.14A Christmas Journey by Anne Perry
1.1753.56Haunted by Heather Graham
1.1623.37The Dark Sleep by P. N. Elrod
1.1572.74Southern Cross by Patricia Cornwell
1.1533.49Narcissus in Chains by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.153.15Sour Puss by Rita Mae Brown
1.1493.74Doctor Who and the Daleks by David Whitaker
1.1434.21The Witch Family by Eleanor Estes
1.1423.13The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.1393.07The Cat Who Went Bananas by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.1333.97Meet Samantha: An American Girl by Susan S. Adler
1.1333.49Nightseer by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.1323.73The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
1.1313.7Mistral's Kiss by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.1273.51Unhinged by Sarah Graves
1.1213.17Engaged to Die by Carolyn Hart
1.1213.09Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters
1.1183.41A Chill in the Blood by P. N. Elrod
1.1142.95Bell, Book, and Scandal by Jill Churchill
1.0993.43The Cat Who Smelled a Rat by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.0983.4Trick or Treat Murder by Leslie Meier
1.0933.97The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog by John R. Erickson
1.092.97The House of Seven Mabels by Jill Churchill
1.0813.75A Stroke of Midnight by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.083.79A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0783.62Cat on the Edge by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
1.0763.51Something M.Y.T.H. Inc. by Robert Asprin
1.0763.84Seaward by Susan Cooper
1.0743.44Ultimate X-Men Vol. 5: Ultimate War by Mark Millar
1.0683.77Charmed & Ready by Candace Havens
1.0683.27The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red by Ridley Pearson
1.0673.93Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
1.0663.5The Goodbye Body by Joan Hess
1.0653.4A Christmas Grace by Anne Perry
1.0643.82Swallowing Darkness by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0623.21Flirt by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0623.35Bubbles in Trouble by Sarah Strohmeyer
1.0613.68Divine Misdemeanors by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0613.51Myth-Gotten Gains by Robert Asprin
1.0583.78Seduced by Moonlight by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0553.86A Lick of Frost by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0533.79The Monsters of Morley Manor: A Madcap Adventure by Bruce Coville
1.0513.24The Cat Who Went Up the Creek by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.053.14Death of a Darklord by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.053.35A Clue for the Puzzle Lady by Parnell Hall
1.0493.32Tall, Dark & Dead by Tate Hallaway
1.0493.58Dragonshadow by Barbara Hambly
1.0493.24The Cat Who Talked Turkey by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.0473.54The Tail of the Tip-Off by Rita Mae Brown
1.0443.73Where There's a Witch by Madelyn Alt
1.0443.67You've Got Murder by Donna Andrews
1.0433.93I Can Has Cheezburger?: A LOLcat Colleckshun by Professor Happycat
1.0373.52Undead and Unwelcome by MaryJanice Davidson
1.0373.36Cravings [Anthology 4-in-1] by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0373.77Vanish with the Rose by Barbara Michaels
1.0343.65The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey
1.0233.85Wet Grave by Barbara Hambly
1.0223.82Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House by Stephanie Barron
1.023.81Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.024.12Dead in Dixie by Charlaine Harris
1.023.18Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic by Terry Jones
1.0193.23Evans Above by Rhys Bowen
1.0184.01Days of the Dead by Barbara Hambly
1.0173.77Reflecting the Sky by S.J. Rozan
1.0133.44The Blood Countess by Andrei Codrescu
1.0133.36Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King
1.0123.53Click Here for Murder by Donna Andrews
1.0113.45The Cat Who Robbed a Bank by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.013.51Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison
1.013.94A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
1.0083.59The Book of Earth by Marjorie B. Kellogg
1.0083.7Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
1.0073.65My Teacher Flunked the Planet by Bruce Coville
1.0073.69Execution Dock by Anne Perry
1.0073.69Shadowland by Peter Straub
1.0073.58Myth-Told Tales by Robert Asprin
1.0063.12The Seance by Joan Lowery Nixon
1.0053.52The Monster's Ring by Bruce Coville
1.0053.67My Teacher Is an Alien by Bruce Coville
1.0043.46The Cat Who Saw Stars by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.0033.49The Magic World by E. Nesbit
13.51A Knife to Remember by Jill Churchill
13.32The Grub-and-Stakers Move a Mountain by Charlotte MacLeod
0.9994.03The Will of the Empress by Tamora Pierce
0.9983.83A Caress of Twilight by Laurell K. Hamilton
0.9963.38The Cat Who Brought Down the House by Lilian Jackson Braun
0.9953.29Puss 'n Cahoots by Rita Mae Brown
0.9943.58The Cat Who Sang for the Birds by Lilian Jackson Braun
0.9933.53Fire Sale by Sara Paretsky
0.9933.44The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
0.9933.37Confessions of a Teen Sleuth by Chelsea Cain
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